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Applied Training Resources Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Creative Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Training Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very creative environment;
    Developers have a lot of freedom to create and steer their products as long as you can justify your idea;
    Enjoy the ability to use newer technologies;
    Coworkers are fun and supportive, very supportive environment;

    Cons

    Management gives a lot of freedom for you to steer the direction of your product, but you have to take the initiative to develop and communicate your product goals, otherwise you will be surprised by the design changes that are made later;
    Project specs given are often time very high level and requires polishing by developers. Need to have a vision of what you want and take the initiative to talk among team members. If you are used to programming with a perfect design without communicating with team members, then this is not the place for you.
    Management feedback always positive, need more realistic and practical feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Although it is nice that management is very supportive and positive, feedback that is realistic and may not be as positive is also just as important.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Training Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly
    Easy going
    Stress free environment

    Cons

    No solid management
    Old technologies
    lack of staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Skill warehouse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Training Resources full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    unique situations frequently encountered
    good benefits
    opportunity to traverse many technical domains
    experience with leading edge technologies

    Cons

    unpredictability with planning and scheduling
    sales driven priority shifts
    hazy boundaries

    Advice to Management

    reduce operating expenses by consolidating locations and invest in people


  4. "ATR Rview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Training Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    understanding things happen so work with your schedule

    Cons

    President is rude and need help with email etiquette. Pay could be better for what clerical workers have to do.
    Benefits are TERRIBLE cost of health insurance is outrageous

    Advice to Management

    Just because you are the president of the company do not men treat your employees rude. Everyone there is adults no need to micro manage or treat people as if they're your children.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good environment, but poor leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Training Resources full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits - profit sharing, holidays, etc. Management is reasonable about sick time and vacation use.

    Excellent work-life balance. Very reasonable expectations for hours worked. Although this may be mostly related to the long stretches of time we go without seeing the owners.

    Culture is fairly relaxed, and colleagues are pleasant, environment productive.

    Real passion for safety and the needs our products fill.

    Cons

    Non-existent internal accountability. Senior staff are laissez-faire in the extreme, and face no consequences for negligence.

    Work force is split in two and works in separate offices. This does not facilitate teamwork or communication. There is also an office in Montana for some reason.

    We have a round of lay-offs every few years. Cash-flow management is a problem, evidently.

    No annual review system. Getting a raise or promotion is a haphazard affair.

    Pervading sense that the developers are the only valued employees, resulting in extremely one-sided collaboration and very high turnover in projects.

    No real IT manager. It's a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Bridging the gap between projects and developers would revolutionize the product. But you have to level the playing field first.